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Esen Gokpinar-Shelton, M.A., serves as the Assistant Director for the International Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature and a teaching certificate in English Education from Turkey, and an M.A. in English focusing on TESOL, including a TESOL certificate, from IUPUI. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department at Indiana University. Ms. Gokpinar-Shelton has five years of coordinating/managerial experience in the field of retail business in the United States. She has more than five years of ESL/EFL teaching experience at the high school and the collegiate level in various locations across the world including Turkey, China, and the United States. She is currently in charge of ICIC's ESP program developed for the international students attending the IU Dental School at IUPUI. She assists and authors grant proposals for federal and state funded research projects, and provide tutoring to professionals looking to publish academic papers in their field. Her current research interests include intercultural rhetoric and translingualism, health literacy and tailored communication, and uses of technology for teaching languages.